Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Walk is a fact-based drama based on the story of Philippe Petit, which was also told in the Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire. (See also the children's book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.) Expect intense, exhilarating, heart-stopping peril during the movie's second half -- when Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) carries out his dream of walking on a wire stretched between the towers of the World Trade Center -- which may be too much for younger kids. There are also brief references to/jokes about pot-smoking, as well as some social smoking and drinking. Language includes a few uses of "s--t," plus "bastard," "goddamn," etc. The main character briefly appears naked, from far away, with only his bottom clearly shown. There's a bit of flirting and kissing, as well as some arguing and shouting. Petit painfully steps on a nail, which causes a bloody wound. Overall, Petit's dedication to his dream is inspiring, even though the danger (and illegality) of pursuing it doesn't exactly make him a perfect role model.
Main character naked in long shot; only naked bottom briefly seen. Flirting, kissing.
Intense, heart-stopping, breath-holding peril. Some shouting and/or arguing. Stepping on a nail. Bloody wound on foot. Chewing on a candy, sound of a breaking tooth, yelping in pain.
Language is infrequent but includes uses of "s--t," "bastard," "hell," "pissed off," "damn," "goddamn," "S.O.B."
Even though Petit's dream is both dangerous and illegal, it's still his dream, and he pursues it with a clear-headed dedication and purity.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Secondary characters appear to be smoking pot (played for laughs). Background smoking, brief social drinking. Reference to "being on drugs."